Everything Went Fine (2021) is a French film directed by François Ozon. The movie tells the story of André, an 85-year-old man who has a stroke and is half-paralysed in his hospital bed. His daughter Emmanuelle hurries to his bedside, and André asks her to help him end his life. Emmanuelle is torn, as she does not want to lose her father but also does not want him to suffer.
The plot unfolds in a series of conversations between Emmanuelle and André, as well as flashbacks to André’s life. The film is a moving exploration of the relationship between a father and daughter, and the difficult choices that must be made when faced with death. The acting by the two leads is excellent, and the film is beautifully shot.
Everything Went Fine is a compassionate and honest film about the end of life, and the difficult choices that must be made. It is an intelligent and thought-provoking movie that will stay with you long after you have seen it.
(In cinemas in Australia – check your movie guide for your local show times.)